WITH its vibrant ‘60s beachy look this Cawston Road home home says “welcome” the minute you arrive.
The vendors added a second storey a few years ago, but ensured they kept the original house intact– and not just because they like the funky skillion roof.
“It’s solid brick and good insulation, and because we get the sun from the west, we wanted a low exposure.”
Four of the five bedrooms are in the original section of the home, including one that opens to a delightful courtyard garden and sitting area.
Jarrah floors flow though to the rear of a classy, modern extension that doesn’t miss a beat as it blends old with new.
A raw stone wall stretches to the upper level where you’ll find the living spaces.
Or head down to a lower level to discover a parents’ wing, a huge space where the bedroom opens onto the pool and garden.
A sweeping steel and timber staircase leads up to the light-filled living/dining/kitchen, where jarrah floors, and a jarrah wall give feel of ship’s cabin, albeit a luxurious one.
Louvre windows keep things cool on the warmest day, and for winter warmth there’s a funky gas fired coal fire in the living area.
Small black and white bisazza tiles on a bench cascade down to a strip of the floor giving the galley-style kitchen real pizzazz.
On a practical level there’s no shortage of drawers and cupboards, including a walk-in pantry–which the vendor tells me is the size of the original kitchen.
The rear wall of the living/dining area is made up of stacker doors that slide into each other to merge indoors with outdoors on a spacious balcony.
At this time of the year you can bet you’ll be outside as often as you can, and then some.
And while the adults relax over a cold one either on the balcony or the ground-floor alfresco area, the kids have the pool, a swathe of grass or a designer cubby house to play in.
There’s something for everyone in this home on a whopping 895sqm, with the river a short walk away, a choice of schools, shopping and pristine parklands, not to mention easy access to public transport.
59 Cawston Road, Attadale
from $1.88 million
0417 881 772
home open Saturday
December 5 from 12–12.40pm